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Impossible wishes are also expressed, as in Attic, by ὤφελον, etc., with the present or aorist infinitive. E. g. 3.40,αἴθ᾽ ὄφελες ἄγονός τ᾽ ἔμεναι κτλ.”, ‘oh that you were unborn!’ etc.; so A 415 f.; 3.173; I 698. The imperfect “ὤφελλον”, etc., likewise occurs (Z 350, 18.19, X 481).

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